Sensory play in Scarborough 

By Krystal Starkey

PARENTS and children in Scarborough now have an alternative play area on Falsgrave Road to check out. 

Sensory Playhouse gives parents somewhere safe and secure to bring their children for open ended play that puts focus on interaction and imagination. 

Parents are encouraged to sit and play with their children across the three rooms which include a darkened sensory room, a natural play area and a third room for activities such as messy play on Thursdays and baby yoga, too. 

The cafe serves freshly baked treats, teas and coffees as well as providing entertainment for the kids with a pirate ship. 

Managers Fiona and Robin said: “Our focus on sensory play comes from our belief that it helps social interaction, supports language development, problem solving and fine/gross motor skills.” 

“Sensory play can be any activity that stimulates young children’s senses, touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing, balance and movement. If you have a child that is frustrated or anxious, sensory play can be calming and restful. We want to make this accessible to everyone, every child deserves the best.”

First floor, The Alexandra Centre, 15-19 Falsgrave Road Scarborough YO12 5EA